EJU Subjects, Examination Language & Timetable | Study in Japan

EJU Subjects, Examination Language & Timetable

According to the requirements of the university they want to enter and the course of study they want to pursue, the examinees select the subject tests that they will take from the following table.

Examinees may not choose to take both the Science test and the Japan and the World test.

EJU subjects
SubjectEJU subjectsTimeScore range
Japanese as a Foreign Language

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Measurement of the Japanese Language skills (academic Japanese) required for studying at Japanese universities.125 minutes0 – 400
Reading comprehension, listening and listening-reading comprehension.
Writing
0 – 50
Science

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Measurement of the basic academic skills in science (physics, chemistry and biology) required for studying in the science department of a Japanese universities.80 minutes0 – 200
Japan and the WorldMeasurement of the basic academic skills in liberal arts, particularly thinking and logical abilities, necessary for studying at Japanese universities.80 minutes0 – 200
Mathematics

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Measurement of the basic academic skills required in mathematics (Course1, Course2) for studying at Japanese universities.80 minutes0 – 200
Examination language
The questions are available in Japanese or English. (The Japanese as a Foreign Language subject is available in Japanese only.)
When applying to take the examination, applicants need to specify their language of choice, in accordance with the requirements of the university that they wish to enter.
EJU timetable in Malaysia

EJU timetable in Malaysia is as follows
(Includes the time for distributing the question booklets and answer sheets.)

 SubjectTimeTime
1Japanese as a Foreign Language(125 minutes)8:30am ~ 11:00am
 Lunch break
2Science(80 minutes)12:30pm ~ 2:00pm
Japan and the World(80 minutes)
3Mathematics(80 minutes)2:40pm ~ 4:10pm
EJU Syllabus

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The structure of EJU subjects
Japanese as a Foreign Language
  1. Structure:
    The test in Japanese as a Foreign Language consists of writing, reading comprehension,  and listening and listening-reading comprehension.
  2. Order and Time:
    The order of the examinations is writing (30 minutes), reading comprehension (40 minutes), listening and listening-reading comprehension (55 minutes).
  3. Score range:
    The score range 0 – 400, consists of reading comprehension 0 – 200, listening and listening-reading comprehension 0 – 200.The writing evaluation will be marked in the range 0 – 50, consists of grammatical abilities and logical abilities
Science
In the science area, according to the requirements of the university they want to enter and the course of study they want to pursue, examinees have to select two subjects from physics, chemistry and biology, on the examination day, in accordance with the requirements of the university that they wish to enter.
Mathematics
In the mathematics area, according to the requirements of the university they want to enter and the course of study they want to pursue, examinees have to select either of Course 1 or Course 2 on the examination day, in accordance with the requirements of the university that they wish to enter.

Course1:

  • For liberal arts faculties
  • For science faculties where comparatively less mathematics is required

Course2

  • For science faculties where a higher level mathematics is required